High Impact Resumes and Letters (9th Edition)

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Fourteen well-integrated chapters debunk resume myths, provide the necessary forms for completing and evaluating each resume section, and address 110 key resume and letter questions.

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ISBN: 978-1-57023-243-5 (13-digit), 1-57023-243-1 (10-digit)

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By Ronald L. Krannich and William J. Banis, Ph.Ds

Three times excerpted in the National Business Employment Weekly of the Wall Street Journal, acclaimed as “the best resume book ever written,” and widely adopted on college campuses nationwide.

Clearly written and easy to follow, this book has set the standard for other resume and letter guides. The authors treat resumes and letters as key communication products for promoting the larger career planning process of skills, objectives, research, networking, interviews, and negotiations. More than merely a resume guide, this unique book provides step-by-step guidance on how to:

  • Understand today’s highly competitive job market
  • Acquire skills for success and avoid mistakes
  • Develop both conventional and electronic job search skills
  • Select appropriate resume formats for different levels of experience
  • Write each resume section for maximum impact
  • Produce several types of letters for different employment situations
  • Distribute resumes and letters through the most responsive channels
  • Follow up with maximum impact to get the job interview

Fourteen well-integrated chapters debunk resume myths, provide the necessary forms for completing and evaluating each resume section, and address 110 key resume and letter questions. Includes great examples of effective resumes and letters as well as a critical review of electronic resumes and job searching on the Internet.

Here’s the no-nonsense book few job seekers can afford to be without in today’s highly competitive job market. If you are looking for your first job, changing jobs, re-entering the workforce, or just testing the waters, High Impact Resumes and Letters will show you how to clearly communicate your qualifications to employers with maximum impact. Used by hundreds of professional career counselors for training and counseling. 333 pages. April 2006.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • 1 – Communicate Your Qualifications With Impact
  • 2 – Focus on Employers’ Needs
  • 3 – 32 Myths and 48 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make
  • 4 – Resume Power, Process, and Ethical Behavior
  • 5 – Organize Your Time, Implement Your Campaign
  • 6 – Create High Impact Form, Content, and Structure
  • 7 – Develop Powerful Resume Content
  • 8 – Draft, Evaluate, and Produce the Final Product
  • 9 – Write Powerful Job Search Letters
  • 10 – Distribute, Market, and Manage With Impact
  • 11 – Implement and Follow Through With Persistence
  • 12 – Electronic Resumes and Internet Job Searching
  • 13 – Welcome Opportunities
  • 14 – The Job Hunter–110 Questions and Answers
  • Appendix A: Resume Transformations
  • Appendix B: Resume Styles
  • Appendix C: Effective Job Search Letters
  • Appendix D: Resumes and Letters From Career Professionals

PRAISE FROM REVIEWERS

“GREAT EXAMPLES…our choice! If we had money for only one book on resumes, this would be our choice.”
Career Opportunities News

“Strongly recommend…In a field glutted with resume preparation guides, this publication stands out.”
Journal of Career Planning and Placement

“Totally agree…an exception. I have read few how-to books that offer advice I totally agree with. This book is an exception.”
Journal of College Placement

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